Nicki Schiessel Harvey
Director of Recruitment and School Tutor for Personal Development
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Nicki spent four years as an environmental planning consultant at Atkins Planning, Landscape and Heritage in Birmingham, focusing on EIA, Sustainability Appraisal and socio-economic assessment work on a range of public and private sector projects. This followed an early career in tourism management across Asia, several years’ tourism lecturing in the UK, and an MSc in Environmental Management and Tourism, where her dissertation focused on the use of socioeconomic assessment in planning and funding waterways restoration projects. She then became a research analyst at the West Midlands Regional Observatory, the research arm of Advantage West Midlands. There she worked with a range of data sources to manage the evidence base for Regional policymaking.
Nicki returned to academia as a PhD researcher attached to the URSULA (Urban Rivers and Sustainable Living Agendas) research project at the University of Sheffield, drawing on her heritage and environmental assessment experience in examining the ways changing values attached to urban waterways influence planning for urban waterway corridors.